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Social Media Law: The U.S. Versus The World

Sat, June 11, 14:00 to 15:15, Fukuoka Hilton, Kaede

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Media law in the United States is generally well-developed, but application of free speech principles developed for legacy media to social media and other new media forms has sometimes been difficult and awkward. In addition, the worldwide nature of much of new media raises many issues regarding reconciliation of United States law’s generally broad notion of free speech and its comparatively narrow notion of personal privacy with the laws and precepts of other nations, particularly in western Europe. I will examine various aspects of United States law as it applies to social media, and compare it to the laws applicable to social media in other nations.

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